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MSU Extension Develops Decontamination Method to Reuse N95 Masks

Friday, April 3, 2020
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Michigan State University is using specialized equipment to clean and decontaminate used N95 masks to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak. Both steps are part of the university’s expanded…

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MSU Researchers Advance Coronavirus Test for Greater Accuracy

Friday, April 3, 2020
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Michigan State University researchers have validated a test to detect coronavirus that is more accurate than those currently available, and could help address the national shortage of testing…

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National Covid-19 Convalescent Plasma Website For Providers, Patients Launched

Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Treatment of COVID-19 is urgent. As part of the next step to advance the use of convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 infection, the National Convalescent Plasma…

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MSU Donates Materials to Health Care Workers and First Responders

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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In a coordinated effort across campus, Michigan State University employees collected more than 20 pallets of medical supplies and personal protective equipment for area hospitals and first responders….

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MSU Units Collaborate to Create 3D-Printed Medical Face Shields in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, March 30, 2020
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Michigan State University is helping local health professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus by making 3D-printed personal protective equipment. To…

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MSU Makes Available Graduating Health Care Students to Aid in COVID-19 Response

Monday, March 30, 2020
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As Michigan works swiftly to expand its health care workforce to combat the exponentially rising number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the state, Michigan State University is…

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Spartan Alumni, Medical Laboratory Scientists Test for COVID-19

Friday, March 20, 2020
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Ever wonder who conducts tests for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus? Who is working to find treatments and a vaccine? Across Michigan, the United States…

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Loretta Vancamp Spartan Lab Supervisor Lifesaver

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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The foundation for one of the most successful modern treatments of cancer was first discovered in a Michigan State University lab in the mid-1960s. As lab supervisor, MSU…

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Study Finds Middle Eastern War Refugees Show Biomarkers for PTSD

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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A newly-published study led by a Michigan State University professor has identified two biomarkers in recent Middle Eastern war refugees that appear to be related to post-traumatic stress…

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LGBT Health Improves When Friends Are Just Like Them

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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Individuals in the LGBT community face stressors that have dire consequences on their health. Researchers from Michigan State University are the first to pinpoint social factors that can…

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